[A collaboration post with Day Translations – all thoughts are my own.]
I’ve been working from home for two years, and I know some of you have been working remotely for decades or more. Remote jobs offer flexibility in how and when you complete your hours, making them a more manageable way to work for many people. These jobs are fantastic for those who live in areas without a lot of opportunities for their profession.
Remote jobs also offer the chance to do that from wherever you want. They’re also a great solution if you want to stay in a particular location. If you have family obligations that require some of your time, remote jobs may be the best alternative you need.
And remote jobs are a life-saver in times like now. Many people are relying on them during the pandemic. With many offices closed, employers are expanding the reach of their talent search and are willing to hire remote workers outside their geographic area. So, don’t limit yourself only to jobs in your city.
The good news is that there are remote jobs for workers in all kinds of industries, from healthcare to education to marketing. Whether you’re an entry-level worker with basic computer skills or an experienced professional, there are remote jobs that fit your background and goals.
If you’re curious about the best work-from-home jobs, I’ve put together a list of the best remote jobs to suit many different professions. If you’re planning to switch to a remote job or are just looking for an additional gig until the pandemic ends, search for any job title and add “remote” to the location field to increase your search results. Or, search for work-from-home jobs or stay-at-home jobs.
Do you have great phone skills? You might be a great fit for a virtual call center job. Digital organizations hire individuals to manage customer service requests. Many of these jobs can be done from home via phone or the internet.
If you love working to solve problems, a customer support job is one of the remote jobs that would suit you. Working in this job requires you to use call or chat software to answer customer questions and help them to solve problems.
Regardless of which type of customer service job you take, you’ll need fantastic communication skills, patience, and background for customer service, marketing, or retail. While some customer service jobs are full-time positions, others may be part-time or evening work. So, this makes it easy to work around other responsibilities you may have.
If you have advanced skills and typing experience, you can consider part-time transcription remote jobs. This job involves listening to audio files and typing up exactly the language used by the speaker. It’s a service used by many different professionals.
Most projects are assigned with a deadline, not an hourly schedule, so where and when you conduct the work is up to you. But, that doesn’t mean transcription is the easiest of all remote jobs. However, there is a lot of demand for it. Great typing skills and a detail-oriented will help you succeed in this field. And there will likely only be more demand for transcribers, making it one of the more stable remote jobs.
If you have a background in sales or marketing, this remote job will suit you. This career includes contacting clients – both existing and potential – to boost your company’s business and keep them happy. I’ve done this job for a year and it’s a job that can easily be done from your home, pays quite well (usually with bonuses for exceeding quotas), and is great for those who love interacting with people.
Social Media Manager
Do you have a habit of endless scrolling social media? If you’re searching for remote jobs that will allow you to utilize all your social media skills, then you should look into social media manager jobs.
This career can easily be done from home as you communicate with your company via chat or email and schedule your posts using online tools. Having a great understanding of what content does or doesn’t work and how to use different social media platforms is a must. You can start out by working in a small company to build your skills and use that experience to gain work with bigger businesses.
If you are bilingual or master in multilingual languages, you can find a remote job as a translator. These jobs can be done remotely and on a freelance basis.
I’ve been working remotely as a freelance translator for Webnovel for two years. During those two years, I also worked 9-5 at a foreign company, so I used to work late to translate stories. Translators who work online might be employed by a translating company or translate legal documents, articles, and books.
A translator can work a variety of different roles, such as translating documents, proofreading, or captioning. Obviously, this is a remote job that requires you to have very high language skills in at least two languages. And if you’re proficient in multiple languages, this would give you more scope. However, if you do happen to be at least bilingual (like me), then translation remote jobs may suit you.
Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL/TEFL)
Teaching English overseas is already a very common job for travelers. Teaching English as a Second Language/Foreign Language (TESL/TEFL) is a popular side gig for education professionals. You’ll find that your skills are in high demand, especially in Asia. There are many foreigners teaching English in Bali – I was taught by a foreigner when I was in college.
With the help of a stable internet connection, you can easily start online teaching and help students with their language skills. There’s no need to learn the first language of those you teach. You need to have excellent communication skills, be organized to put together lesson plans, and of course, have a genuine interest in your students’ development.
Freelance Writer Gigs
There is an abundance of freelance writing opportunities for those who dedicate the time to look for work – from copywriting, ghostwriting, to content marketing.
I also had done copywriting jobs a few times. Although it can be difficult to find one, once you tap into the right resources and start to accumulate a professional portfolio, it can be a good way to earn a living while working from home or in a remote location.
Ready to help businesses get organized? Becoming a virtual assistant is a job that does just that. A virtual assistant does exactly what in-house administrative assistants do. They offer to support professionals in scheduling appointments, making travel plans, helping with calls, or making small updates to websites, from an off-site location.
This job is one of those remote jobs that helps some of the pressures on others by taking on simple but time-consuming tasks. To be a virtual assistant, you need to be responsible, organized and have excellent communication skills. Virtual assistant jobs aren’t necessarily full-time, which leaves a lot of flexibility. If you have free time, being a virtual assistant is one of the best part-time remote jobs.
Whether you’re considering remote jobs or already have one, there are a few things you have to consider to make your remote working experience an enjoyable one. So, do you work remotely? What types of remote jobs that you think will suit you?